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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
High Culture/ low culture? The Friday Forum (Liverpool) Corrie 25/05/2018 14:00
Good taste or bad taste? By what criteria can we judge literature,poetry , art etc? Or is it all subjective? What influences our taste?
PIPs AGM The Ship & Mitre (upstairs) Merseyside Committee 25/05/2018 18:30
PIP’s Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Ship & Mitre pub (upstairs room) - Dale Street, Liverpool. This year’s Annual General Meeting is open to all PIP members as usual. We would hope to see all Merseyside groups represented by respective group organisers or members. There will be some food available post meeting, and possibly some live music and song to accompany the evening’s socialising.
Is 'beauty' in the eye of the beholder? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 28/05/2018 14:30
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 29/05/2018 18:30
New PIP Group - Opening night! The Old Library (Leamington Spa) Jordon 31/05/2018 19:30
Warwickshire's first PIP group - all welcome - drop in, relax, and get serious.
Our Mutual Friend The Queen Hotel Claire 03/06/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
What do we mean by success? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 04/06/2018 14:30
Critical reflection and rational dialogue? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 04/06/2018 19:00
What can we do to practise critical reflection and rational dialogue? ...........................(Based on Richard Creel’s Thinking Philosophically).
What does our future hold? The ideas of Yuval Noah Harari in "Homo Deus" Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) Ian 04/06/2018 19:30
Education...? The Wellington (Bebington Village) Paul D 06/06/2018 14:00
Has PC gone too far? The Windmill Pub Southport Derek 06/06/2018 19:00
What is really causing Global Warming? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 06/06/2018 19:30
Will you come dressed in a Parka or a Bikini?
None. No forum today. The Friday Forum (Liverpool) 08/06/2018 00:00
No Friday Forum today because of Conference in Adephi
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 08/06/2018 16:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Merseyside committee 09/06/2018 09:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 10/06/2018 09:00
Anger? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Paul D 11/06/2018 14:30
Film Groundhog Day The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 13/06/2018 19:30
Members create best questions to ask
Technology Friend or Foe? The Greyhound (Ormskirk) Steve 14/06/2018 07:30
Censorship & Freedom The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Estelle 14/06/2018 19:45
Robinson Cruaoe The Railway Pub (LIPS) Mary 18/06/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs
What does it mean to be human? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 18/06/2018 19:00
What do we mean by 'Culture' ? The Wellington (Bebington Village) Arthur 20/06/2018 14:00
The Spirit & Soul The Windmill Pub Southport Joan 20/06/2018 19:00
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
TBA The George Hotel (Bridport) 27/06/2018 19:30
King Lear The Queen Hotel Russell 01/07/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
Sport: who is it good for? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/07/2018 19:00
Is the Kalam cosmological argument a compelling argument for the existence of a deity? Ramsbottom (Rose & Crown) Martin 02/07/2018 19:30
The Ideal Constitution! The Wellington (Bebington Village) Open forum 04/07/2018 14:00
What is the Purpose of Fiction? The Windmill Pub Southport Kate 04/07/2018 19:00
How can I bring about big change The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/07/2018 19:30
Leave the Kalishnikov at home, please.
Spinoza (An Introduction) The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) 09/07/2018 19:45
Tales of Mystery & Imagination The Railway Pub (LIPS) Tad 16/07/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs Liverpool
When does belief become brainwashing? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/07/2018 19:30
Bring a Bible and some Brainsoap.
Is love the meaning of life? If not what is? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 06/08/2018 19:00
Debt and Bureaucracy through History The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/09/2018 19:00
David Graeber shows Debt and Bureaucracy grow and then crash repeatedly through History. How long will our present debts and bureaucracies last?
How much does gender/sex matter? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 01/10/2018 19:00
Which wars are just? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 05/11/2018 19:00
1) most important + 2) most enjoyable books. The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/12/2018 19:00
We choose the evenings topic on the night The Exchange (Leicester) Group 02/12/2020 00:00